Datta PillayUnited Way honoured the late Datta Pillay as a faithful friend and champion at its 2016 “I Believe in My Community” awards. A lunch of vegetarian chili will honour his memory Thursday.

Charity campaign nears close

The Campus Campaign for United Way invites the UWindsor community to lunch today — Thursday, March 30 — in the Student Courtyard between Dillon and Memorial halls. In the event of rain, it will move inside the student centre.

The event, open by freewill donation, offers vegetarian chili with the fixings: sour cream, green onions, shredded cheese, and a roll and butter, from 11:30 a.m. while supplies last. It will honour the campaign’s long-time chair, Datta Pillay, who died in January.

A table in the student centre is selling campaign T-shirts, ball caps, and raffle tickets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffle prizes include Apple AirPod headphones, personal training sessions at the Toldo Lancer Centre, and a package of UWindsor swag. T-shirt or ball cap purchases include a ballot in a draw for an eight-month campus parking pass.

Friday, a wrap event will see the lowering of the United Way flag at 10 a.m. outside the west side of Chrysler Hall Tower. Coffee, tea, and doughnuts will be served. Faculty and staff in attendance can enter a draw for an extra vacation day.

Learn more on the Campus Campaign for United Way website.